College, Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources

Your first step in applying for financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Provided by the office of Federal Student Aid (a federally-funded program), this application is widely used to determine a student's eligibility to receive financial aid, what type of financial aid is available, and how much a student can receive based on their financial need.

Here at Scholarships, Inc., we use the FAFSA and Student Aid Report to determine whether a student has financial need. Both of these materials will need to be uploaded when filling out your application.

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Here are some helpful resources for prospective college students:

  • FAFSA information, visit: fafsa.ed.gov
  • College Goal Wisconsin: If you're ready to apply for scholarships, you'll want to check out a FREE local financial aid application seminar for students who will be attending college in the fall. Green Bay events will be held on January 18, 2017 at NWTC. Visit collegegoalwi.org to learn more!
  • Need college planning advice? Search their database of colleges to find out all about the schools you're considering, including demographics, cost, housing, diversity, etc. Also explore financial aid, majors, careers, standardized testing, and lots more. This is a great resource for all things college! Visit bigfuture.collegeboard.org and start today.
  • Free online standardized test prep (ACT, SAT & GRE): number2.com
  • More information on financial assistance: mygreatlakes.org
  • The Princeton Review hosts a college search, admissions advice, and educational planning tools.
  • Financial aid & scholarships available in Wisconsin. A good resource to check - you may be eligible for financial assistance that you're not aware of: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • A huge, free national scholarship database: fastweb.com
  • A listing of scholarships for Green Bay students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. You can find the 2016-17 guide here: jdal.gbaps.org
  • "How much will college really cost?" and other great information from The Scholarship Lady: scholarshiplady.com/advice-from-the-scholarship-lady/how-much-will-college-really-cost
  • Visit the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction's website for a scholarship database, GEAR UP & TIP grants, and a wide array of resources about financial aid and scholarships: weop.dpi.wi.gov/weop_scholarship-information-students
  • A local organization that provides information about employment, home energy conservation and other areas of public service. Hosts workshops about navigating the cost of education and reducing college debt: wearehopeinc.org/besmartabouteducation
  • Educate yourself on FAFSA, saving for college and choosing the right college for you at AffordableColleges.com: affordablecolleges.com/resources/fafsa
  • Education benefits for military veterans and their family members through the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: dva.state.wi.us

Unable or ineligible to complete a FAFSA? Email Jenny Tice at jtice@scholarshipsinc.org to get started.

Scholarship opportunities for soon-to-be high school grads:

Resources & scholarship opportunities for students who are already in college:

  • Go to your college or university's financial aid office and ask about scholarships that are available to current students. You may be surprised by the number that are available!
  • Lots of information about scholarships for students who are in college, including a scholarship database: scholarshipworkshop.com
  • AAUW scholarships for returning adult students: greenbayarea-wi.aauw.net
  • Wisconsin Dental Association scholarships: wda.org
  • Wisconsin Medical Society scholarships: wisconsinmedicalsociety.org
  • Junior Achievement scholarships: wisconsin.ja.org
  • Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin scholarships: wspe.org
  • Wisconsin Trappers' Association scholarships: wistrap.org
  • Wisconsin Water Association scholarships: wiawwa.org
  • US region-specific National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) scholarships for current college students: naca.org
  • Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway for students 18-24: drpeppertuition.com
  • Undergrad students studying Aviation can apply for scholarships from GlobalAir.com: globalair.com
  • Lots of scholarships listed here for high school students & current college students: scholarships.com
  • Door County Scholarship Network is a scholarship search engine for students in/around Door County in Wisconsin: doorcountyscholarships.org
  • Rover.com scholarship: rover.com
  • Future Innovators scholarships: studysoup.com
  • Women in Technology scholarship: studysoup.com
  • Visit CollegeNET.com and search a huge database of scholarships. Search by just one keyword, or narrow your results and search by state, school, area of interest, extracurricular activity, etc. Check out all the other great college resources while you're there, too: www.collegenet.com
  • Submit a brief essay about eco-friendly homes in the US: householdquotes.co.uk
  • NEW Manufacturing Alliance scholarship for UW-Oshkosh electrical/mechanical engineering students: uwosh.edu
  • Altrusa International, Green Bay chapter scholarship: greenbay.altrusa.org
  • Fox River Scholarship Center is a scholarship search engine for students in/around the Fox River Valley in Wisconsin: foxriverscholarshipcenter.org
  • Management Women scholarships: managementwomen.org
  • P.E.O. Reciprocity Scholarship for women in Brown County: lawrence.edu
  • Alcohol Addiction Awareness essay contest: alcorehab.org
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships: scholarships.uncf.org
  • Scholarship America database: scholarshipamerica.org
  • Scholarships for cancer survivors (and other scholarship opportunities) posted on the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin website: chw.org
  • American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards: apa.org
  • Wisconsin Professional Police Association scholarships: wppa.com/resources/scholarship-program/
  • Financial aid, including scholarships, for Wisconsin students from the Higher Educational Aids Board: heab.state.wi.us/programs
  • A listing of scholarships for Green Bay students is made available by the Green Bay Area Public School District. You can find the 2016-17 guide here: jdal.gbaps.org

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. See your Student Services office for more scholarship search resources.